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The Best of Bernstein

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Bernstein - Complete Recordings on DG and Decca (Trailer)
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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 / Bernstein & New York Philharmonic Orchestra
1 Bernstein: Candide Overture  
2 Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A Major, Op.92 / Allegro con brio  
3 Bernstein: Maria from West Side Story  
4 Bernstein: America from West Side Story  
5 Bernstein: I Feel Pretty from West Side Story  
6 Bernstein: Ballet Sequence - Somewhere from West Side Story  
7 Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op.102 / Andante  
8 Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue  
9 Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op.46, B.83 / No.3 in A-flat  
10 Bernstein: Slava! - A Political Overture / Fast and Flamboyant  
11 Bernstein: New York, New York from On The Town  
12 Debussy: Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune L.86  
13 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 (Pathetique), Op.74 / Allegro molto vivace  
14 Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.77 / Allegro giocoso  
15 Mozart: Piano Concerto No.17 in G Major, K.453 / Allegretto  
16 Beethoven: Symphony No.9 / Presto - Allegro assai - Rezitativo  
17 Bernstein: Chichester Psalms / Psalm 131 - Psalm 133  
18 Barber: Adagio for Strings, Op.11  
19 Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 in A Major, Op.90 - Saltarello  
20 Haydn: Die Himmel erzahlen die Ehre Gottes / Dem kommenden Tage sagt es der Tag  
21 Stravinsky: Berceuse from The Firebird Suite  
22 Stravinsky: Finale from The Firebird Suite  
23 Copland: Quiet City  
24 Shostakovich: Symphony No.1, Op.10 / Allegretto - Allegro non troppo  
25 Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 - Nimrod  
26 Bernstein: Make Our Garden Grow - From Candide  
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Leonard Bernstein unquestionably was one of the most astonishing and magnetic personalities in the world of music. He bestrode the musical scene in the second half of the 20th century like few others: composer, conductor, pianist, educator; but it was as a great communicator – of music and through music – that every facet of his life and legacy is bound together. He was a Renaissance man, a multifaceted genius, but it was his career as a composer that meant the very most to him.

Deutsche Grammophon joins the Bernstein centennial celebrations with a range of offerings including box sets, LPs and new recordings.

The Best of Bernstein is a 3-CD compilation featuring some of Bernstein's very best recordings for Deutsche Grammophon. This album is only available to classical radio stations at an exclusive rate to support fund drives and even includes a special note of thanks to listeners and donors for their support. The album is programmed as a celebration of Bernstein's work as both a composer and conductor and features excerpts from Candide and West Side Story as well as ever-popular works by Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Gershwin, Mozart, Shostakovich, Stravinsky and others.

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